mystery play

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noun

a medieval dramatic form based on a Biblical story, usually dealing with the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.

Nearby words

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  7. mystic,
  8. mystical,
  9. mystical theology,
  10. mystically


Origin of mystery play

First recorded in 1850–55

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mystery play

noun

(in the Middle Ages) a type of drama based on the life of ChristCompare miracle play
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